UK holiday cottages for August

Make the most of the UK's summer sunshine

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Sophie Gackowski

Sophie Gackowski
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UK holiday cottages for August August: it can top 23°C at this time of year, and when the sun is out and shining on our faces, winter’s nothing but a distant memory. The kids don’t go back to school until the end of the month (or around 18 August for Scotland), and events and festivals celebrate the warm weather across our isles. And let’s face facts: most of us turn bright red in the heat of southern France or Spain, and Egypt and the Canaries? We won’t even go there. So why not enjoy the understated beauty of a British summer, with a holiday here instead?

There’s plenty of scope for a cottage holiday in the UK. If your ideal setting is the seaside, pack your bags for Cornwall; if you’ve got outdoor activities in mind, consider a stop in Perthshire. Golfer; history buff; beach bum; man or woman of simple pleasures – adventures await on every cottage door of the United Kingdom.

 

August holiday cottages for that sunshine break at home


   

August holiday cottages in Windermere August holiday cottages in Windermere

When you think of the Lake District, you can’t help but think of Windermere – it’s the largest lake in England, and has over 10,000 boats registered to it. Phew! If you’re a novice in the water, no worries: there are dozens of activity companies and tour operators in and around the area, offering everything from gentle cruises on steamers to lengthy lessons in canoeing. Don’t want to get wet? Pony treks and ghyll scrambling await those with older children, while little ones can get lost in the World of Beatrix Potter.

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August holiday cottages in Newquay August holiday cottages in Newquay

Newquay. Can you smell the surf already? This far south, August is an amazing time to book a holiday cottage – temperatures are higher, so even subtropical flowers have a fighting chance of blooming. Of course, it’ll be the golden sands you want to head for first, and there are many just a stone’s throw from the town. But don’t forget to check out the Lappa Valley Steam Railway, Trenance Gardens and the town’s own Zoo – all are fantastic for families.

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August holiday cottages in Kent August holiday cottages in Kent

Kent’s a county with a lot to give: it has Blue Flag beaches like Margate, attractions like Chislehurst Caves, and lovely seaside towns like Whitstable (oysters – enough said). But it’s called the ‘Garden of England’ with good reason; there are 12 Country Parks here, and an entire third of it is covered by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The High Weald and the Kent Downs cover 1,438 square miles. That’s a whole lotta beauty to take in during a cottage break.

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August holiday cottages in Anglesey August holiday cottages in Anglesey

From Llanddona to Llanbedrgoch, there’s no end to the double-l in Anglesey. And we haven’t even got started on Llanfairpwllgwyngyll - gogerychwyrndrobwllllant - ysiliogogogoch (did you even attempt to read that?). But it’s not about place names; it’s about Anglesey’s incredible coast and countryside cottages, with never-ending opportunities whether for hillwalking or heritage sites. Go diving, take a boat trip, walk along the cliffs and eat freshly caught crab. Just crossing the bridge will unveil its beauty.

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August holiday cottages in St Andrews August holiday cottages in St Andrews

St Andrews is one of my favourite places for a day out, particularly when the sun’s shining. It’s got a sweeping stretch of sand, great restaurants, ice-cream to die for (bit extreme, but hey – I do love ice-cream), and independent shops in spades. Head for the Sealife Centre, explore the ruins of the cathedral, and climb St Rules Tower (unless you have a serious fear of heights or enclosed spaces…) for amazing views over the town and out to sea. Round it off with a game of golf, and then more ice-cream – Irn Bru’s the latest flavour.

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UK holiday cottages for August

Cottage In Rural Village Location Near Aylesbury & Milton Keynes With 65' 3DTV

Self-contained stables conversion in the small village of North Marston in rural Buckinghamshire. The cottage has one bedroom with en suite shower room. The living / dining area has two leather sofas, (of which one sofa-bed), 65' 3D TV with surrou...

Charming Holiday Cottage - Beautifully Furnished - Full Of Character

Ground Floor: The entrance to the cottage is from the rear of the property. The door opens into the kitchen which is fully equipped, including an electric oven and gas hob, fridge with freezer compartment, toaster, microwave, electric kettle, dis...

Seagull Cottage - Pretty fisherman's cottage near the quay

Situated in the heart of the ancient port of Looe Seagulls Cottage provides well appointed accommodation for two. Visit Britain 3 star accommodation. Seagull Cottage has recently been refurbished to provide comfortable accommodation for two peo...

Converted stable overlooking the River Eamont, near Penrith market town,Cumbria

Tucked away behind the owners’ house, Bridge End Cottage offers spacious holiday accommodation. The cottage is inverted, having a double and twin bedded rooms and the bathroom downstairs and quarry tiled floors throughout. Upstairs, the ceilings...

West Linton Cottages are within in a hideaway lakeside estate near Edinburgh.

America Cottage is a 3 bedroomed bungalow, with every comfort thought of to make this a great place to stay. Dogs welcome (maximum 2 per cottage) - and the cottage is situated within a private rural lochside woodland estate. On the doorstep yo...

YORK selfcatering cottages &farmhouse B&B rural retreat,special escape

Single storey self- catering cottages, mobility L1 15/20 mins from YORK ,YORVIK.Great for watching the TOUR DE FRANCE in YORK Peaceful rural retreat, with fantastic sunsets & starry nights. A SPECIAL escape,perfect for romantic breaks.Great base ...

Lovely period Holiday cottage in Peak District with free wi-fi broadband

Summer holidays or weekend, midweek or winter breaks at any time of year. Vicarage Cottage, Hollinsclough, near Buxton, is part of a lovely period property, the old Vicarage in Hollinsclough. A delightful self-catering cottage with wood-burner and...

Beautifully appointed cottage in extensive grounds

Nell Gwyn Cottage is located in a wing of Orton Hall, a Jacobean Mansion in Orton, Cumbria. It is approached via an automatic gate along a tree lined drive in seven acres of private grounds. It is a couple of minutes from the village and is conven...

DAIRY COTTAGE, family friendly, with a garden in Gatcombe, Ref 913107

Dairy Cottage is a charming, mid-terrace barn conversion situated on a working arable farm in the hamlet of Gatcombe near Newport. The cottage is set solely on the ground floor with a double room with en-suite shower room and French doors leading ...

STABLE COTTAGE, family friendly in Gatcombe, Ref 913108

Stable Cottage is a ground floor, end-terrace cottage in the hamlet of Gatcombe, situated on a working arable farm. The cottage offers a double room with en-suite facilities and a twin room, an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area, and ...

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